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Wi-Fi hotspot for broadcasters On-board with Space G B Labs’ Space line offers a complete storage workflow for media professionals. With true plug and play architecture and cross-platform support, the technology greatly accelerates the installation time and simplifies network integration, as John Harris of root6 noted: “We are constantly evaluating emerging technologies that can help our customers streamline and add efficiencies their workflow. GB Labs offerings fit perfectly into that category and we have already implemented Space to good effect at a major customer. root6 will focus on the company’s core product, Space, a high-speed enterprise storage system which is suitable as a primary online or nearline system for high intensity editing environments. Both storage capacities and performance can be enhanced with the addition of Space EX units giving workgroups hundreds of terabytes of ultra-fast storage while Space Echo units offer an instant backup, failover editing and nearline storage solution. The units come together for a low maintenance, full-throttle, multi-user experience.” Boxx TV is to provide an uncontended enterprise grade Wi-Fi hotspot dedicated to broadcasters attending the London Olympic Games. It is aimed at crews looking to use platforms such as Quicklink, Livestream, Dejero, LiveU, TVU, Livewire or Skype, to upload news from the London Olympic Park.  The hotspot is designed for sending live streams or FTP with upload speeds of around 4Mbps. New HD zoom lens Gencom appointment C hris Shaw, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Cobalt Digital, manufacturer of award- winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, has announced the appointment of Gencom Technology as Master Distributor for the Southeast Asia region. Cost-effective CompactFlash media reader S As our customer base expands in Souteast Asia, we recognize the need for a strong, local presence, states Shaw.  We are delighted to partner with Gencom whose professional strength and expertise will provide end-users and dealers with outstanding regional sales and service support. onnet Technologies has announced the launch of the Qio(TM) CF4 professional CompactFlash(R) (CF) media reader. The latest member of the Sonnet Qio series of professional media readers offers a high-speed, cost- effective alternative to conventional card readers for videographers, studios, and photographers alike. The CF4 is the first four-slot CompactFlash (CF) memory card reader available with support for concurrent file ingest from all four slots and an integrated two-port 6 Gb/s eSATA interface for connecting external storage systems. Miniature camera specialists SeeSense are pleased to announce the availability of a brand new High Definition miniature zoom lens, the Z10-HDCF.  The new lens complements all 1/3 C-mount miniature HD cameras offered by SeeSense including the Toshiba IK-HR1S, IK-HR1H (1-CMOS) and IK-HD1 (3-CCD).  These High Definition cameras already see extensive and successful use in the Broadcast Industry. Image: The new Resolve Optics High Definition miniature zoom lens. 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY067JUL12.indd 14 05/07/2012 22:23